The first problem is that I rarely go to movies in the theater. So I haven't seen 95 percent of the movies they are talking about. Probably won't see them until they come out on DVD and then only if they eventually make it to the top of my Netflix queue.
Secondly, I find celebrities in general, and movie stars in particular, a major annoyance. I've never been one to collect or want autographs and pretty much don't understand why anyone would. Movie stars are people who put their pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us.
Too many celebrities spend their days telling me why I should conserve energy, protect animals, help the poor and vote for so-and-so, while they jet off in a private aircraft to their villa in France stamping their size 16 carbon footprint on the planet.
It annoys me that in a time of great national economic suffering, many of these folks will drive up in a big limo wearing all their borrowed bling, stroll down the red carpet to the fawning cheers of adoring fans. So instead of feeling like throwing up, I'll watch NBC's Dateline and a new report on the crash of the Concorde.
Besides, they won't announce the big winners (actor, picture, etc.) until long after I have gone to sleep. Who wins best graphic design is not what I call exciting TV. Besides, all the newspapers will have this crud all over the front page tomorrow.
I can wait until then.